UNITED NATIONS – Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski reaffirmed his country’s commitment to multilateralism, peace, and assistance to refugees during a brief meeting on Friday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
“The principal message is that we support multilateralism, which has required so much effort to promote around the world since 1945 and which is crucial for the prosperity of countries,” Kuczynski told EFE after his discussion with Guterres.
Peru is the consensus choice of Latin American and Caribbean nations to occupy one of the non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council for the 2018-2019 term.
Kuczynski said that during its two years on the council, Peru will focus on promoting peace and assisting refugees.
“Our main concern is world peace and to put an end to the large refugee crises, because that situation is very painful for many countries, particularly in Africa and the Mediterranean,” he said.
After his visit to UN headquarters, Kuczynski was to travel to Washington for talks with US President Donald Trump.